# What is the community user doing?

The community user has been making some odd edits. I was wondering if anyone knows why? (I presume someone does!) The edits claim that they are "(Migrating) MSO links to MSE links". The links are changed, but so has the coding...

For example, in this question of mine it has added in <p>...</p> for new paragraphs, it has replaced *...* with <em>...</em> to italicise words, and it has replaced a "referenced" link with an inline one, that is,

Writing...I want to give a [link][2] then some more writing...

[2]: http://target-url

is replaced with

Writing...I want to give a <a href="http://target-url">link</a> then some more writing...

I find these edits odd because they are replacing what I presumed were the "proper" StackExchange coding with the more common stuff. I presume that these are the "proper" conventions because it is what you get if you click on the buttons above the box where you write or edit posts.

The community bot seems to be editing posts containing links in the formhttp://meta.stackoverflow.com/question/XXXXXX and replacing them by https://meta.stackexchange.com/question/XXXXXX. Unfortunately, the script contained some mistakes and apart from these replacements the Community bot also broke a few things. (Such as markup used in posts, & appearing in MathJax code, removing [tag:tag-name] wherever it is used, probably more....)